Location: Crete Region, Herakleion Prefecture, Municipality of Hersonissos
Type of asset: Landplot with Buildings
Acreage: 345.567 m2
Built surface area: 13.356 m2
Within city plan: No

Coastal property at the Gournes village. The property has an extensive 600m coastal front on a sandy beach and unobstructed view to the Cretan Sea.

In landplots neighbouring to the property, the facilities of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, the International Exhibition and Conference Centre of Crete, the Hersonissos City Hall and schools have been developed over the past 20 years.

The property is directly adjacent to the beaches of Hersonissos and the Town of Herakleion, and therefore there are developed activities in the broader region (commercial, tourism, leisure and holiday homes). 


The property is alongside (320 m front) the old Herakleion - Agios Nikolaos National Road and has direct and easy access to the Northern Road Axis of Crete. The distance from the port and the town of Herakleion is 16 km, 13 km from the “N. Kazantzakis” International Airport of Herakleion and 20 km from the New International Airport that is anticipated to be developed at the Kastelli Village over the next five years.

The exact location and boundaries of the property are shown on the Google map.

Tourist Attractions & Points of Interest


  • Archaeological Sites of Knossos, Phaistos, Mallia
  • Archaeological Museum, Venetian Walls and Herakleion Castle
  • Traditional villages of the Prefectures of Herakleion, Lasithi and Rethymno
  • Beaches of the Municipality of Hersonissos and prefecture of Herakleion
  • Lasithi plateau
  • Creta Golf 18 holes and Acqua Plus Water Park

Building facilities

On the property we find the abandoned and old military facilities of the former US Air-base of Gournes and the abandoned building facilities of the Swimming Pool on the north-eastern edge of the property.

The plan is to develop the property with the ESCHADA approval, based on the provisions of Law 3986/2011 that includes the following two separate general categories of use:

A) Zone I with an area of 29,113 m2 located on the south part of the property with a front on the old National Road with the uses “Thematic Parks - Malls - Leisure” with a building ratio of 0.4.

B) Zone II with an area of 316,454 m2 “Tourism - Leisure” is located on the north with a “front” on the sea with a building ratio of 0.15.

Investment advisors

Financial Advisor: EUROBANK ERGASIAS SA 
Technical Advisor: EUROBANK Property Services SA
Legal Advisor: POTAMITISVEKRIS Law Firm


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